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Federal judge unseals trove of internal Facebook documents about how it made money off children
Facebook’s own employees worried they were bamboozling children who racked up hundreds, and sometimes even thousands, of dollars in game charges, documents show.
10 hours ago by joeybaker
The more drugmakers wowed doctors with gifts and lunches, the more people died of drug overdoses, study shows
“Our findings suggest that direct-to-physician opioid marketing may counter current national efforts to reduce the number of opioids prescribed.”
healthcareMalfeasance  healthcareCorruption  corporateCorruption 
10 hours ago by joeybaker
T-Mobile announced a merger needing Trump administration approval. The next day, 9 executives had reservations at Trump’s hotel.
Such visits raise questions about whether patronizing the president’s private business is viewed as a way to influence public policy, critics said.
trumpCorruption  corporateCorruption  ISP 
2 days ago by joeybaker
Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data
Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone “within seconds” for whatever reason they wanted. At first, little-know…
ISP  corporateLies  corporateCorruption  informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct 
9 days ago by joeybaker
Carriers can sell your location to bounty hunters because ISP privacy is broken.
Motherboard reports that there is now a black market where you can buy the location of any phone.
ISP  corporateCorruption  surveillanceState  informationObscurity 
10 days ago by joeybaker
Spammers bombarded mobile phones in the US with 48 million robocalls in 2018
Preliminary year-end data is in on the explosive growth in robocalls to cell phones in the US, with more people than ever getting bombarded by calls from spammers and marketers who go to great lengths to trick you into answering their call. Robocall management company YouMail has been tracking the volume of calls and says that 2018 saw 48 million of them harass cell phone owners in the US last year, up 60 percent from 2017. That’s a huge jump in...
advertising  userIsTheProduct  ISP  corporateIncompetence  corporateCorruption 
13 days ago by joeybaker
Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad | World news
Nicholas Slatten, 35, found guilty of murder for his role in the killing of at least 14 unarmed civilians in a bustling square
mesopotamia  militaryOverreach  judicialImpotence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption 
17 days ago by joeybaker
Increased Privatization of the VA Has Led to Longer Waits and Higher Costs for Taxpayers
An analysis of VA claims data shows that sending more vets to private care has not had the positive effects that were long promised by conservatives.
governmentMalfeasance  corporateCorruption 
17 days ago by joeybaker
FBI Collected Fake Green Cards Allegedly Supplied By Trump Golf Club Managers: Report
Attorney for immigrants also said he turned over fraudulent Social Security numbers provided by managers at the Trump National Golf Club.
trumpCorruption  trumpAristocracy  corporateCorruption  casteingTheLowerClass 
19 days ago by joeybaker

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